FOUR: DISASTER RECOVERY
Big Data can be organized into multi-node systems which can bring inherent complexity to protection and recovery of desired data. New software advancements provide companies with an intelligent approach to protecting the infrastructure of Big Data initiatives with the ability to automate disaster recovery for these multi-node systems. Automated disaster recovery reduces the risk of human error caused by manual disaster recovery. As with any form of data, all users do not have all access. Seek solutions that offer a single user interface for setting rules and policies across any combination of physical, virtual, cloud and Big Data environments. This enables more efficient and reliable data management and disaster recovery while meeting recovery time and point objectives.
FIVE: DATA PORTABILITY
Large data sets can reside in a number of infrastructure options – cloud, on-premises, virtualized or traditional. In managing, backing up and recovering Big Data, look for a solution that enables you to implement data portability regardless of the data's origin. This will give you the agility you need to avoid vendor lock in so you can take advantage of new innovations and developments with ease.
SET THE PLATE FOR BIG DATA AT YOUR TABLE
The Big Data kids are getting hungry, looking over at the IT adults’ table. Big Data needs a place in IT compliance, security and disaster recovery in accordance with its value to the enterprise in business intelligence, advanced analytics and technological innovation. One cautionary note: While we’re [hopefully] becoming more convinced that Big Data has earned a seat at the adult table, even regular data isn’t being completely protected. According to IDC, 20% of organizations have never tested their disaster recovery plan, or amazingly, even have one in place.
Why not take a look now at your overall data protection and recovery infrastructure and see if you’re ready for continually increasing Big Data sets as well as delivering the best solutions for protection of ‘regular’ data assets? There’s room at the table for them all.